The Image Forum: accessible collections and associated services

The new Forum des images (Image Forum) will reopen its doors in the autumn of 2007 after two years of refurbishment: local film library, “public library” site, cultural activities, education, meetings and festivals, the Forum is also a producer of documentary films. Apart from the Parisian collection, “audiovisual memory of the town”, it houses a parallel collection (rare films or those rarely distributed), and offers access to the collections of partner structures. Despite the development of Video on Demand, the Forum claims that it has a choice of picture consultation – all digitized – on site, in order to privilege the reception area, advice and encounter.